The presence and molecular characterization of Clostridium perfringens in healthy Merino lambs over a six-month period was investigated in this study. Overall, a high prevalence of C. perfringens was detected, even in day-old lambs. Even though the majority of the isolates were characterized as being of type A, types C and D were also isolated. Furthermore, a high genetic diversity was observed by PFGE among the type A isolates.
- Clostridium perfringens
Mignaqui, A. C., Marcellino, R. B., Ronco, T., Pappalardo, J. S., Nonnemann, B., Pedersen, K., & Robles, C. A. (2017). Isolation and molecular characterization of Clostridium perfringens from healthy Merino lambs in Patagonia region, Argentina. Anaerobe, 43, 35-38. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anaerobe.2016.10.015